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Greg WilliamsReleasing a surprise duet with Beyonce -- which has just topped the charts in the U.K. -- sure seemed like a pretty good way for Ed Sheeran to end 2017, but it turns out that he's not done yet.

Speaking with BBC Radio 1 about the #1 success of "Perfect," Ed said, "I do have one more trick up my sleeve. It's not like a 'Beyonce' trick but it's quite a cool trick...that's gonna come out quite soon."

When the deejay noted that nobody was expecting the duet with Beyonce, Ed said, "This next one no one's expecting either. It's more for, like, my dad's generation, I think.  It'll be out in a week. You'll see then."

What could he be referring to?  Well, in the interview, Ed also said that he'd like to have the "Christmas #1": the song that'll be on top of the charts at Christmas.  In the U.K., this is considered a huge honor.  So perhaps Ed is releasing a Christmas song so people will buy it in droves.

On the other hand, Ed's tease that this "trick" is "more for my dad's generation" may be a hint that he's recorded a collaboration with an older artist who he admires or is friendly with, like Elton John, Paul McCartney or Van Morrison.

Of course, the "trick" could be both: a Christmas song which is also a duet with an older artist.  We'll just have to wait and see.

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Courtesy of Republic RecordsAriana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour may be over, but you can keep the memory alive with her new merch line.

Women’s Wear Daily reports a nine-piece capsule collection -- including tees, hoodies, jackets and sweatpants -- debuts Friday exclusively at Urban Outfitters stores in North America. It hits the store’s e-commerce site Monday.

The clothing items feature previously unreleased designs. One shirt even features an appearance by Ariana’s boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller. Prices range from $34 to $299.

Ariana’s Dangerous Woman tour took place over a seven-month span and wrapped this September. It was marred by the May 22 Manchester terrorist attack, but two weeks later, Ariana returned to the city for a benefit concert. She resumed the rest of her European dates on June 7.

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Getty Images via ABCRihanna's fans recently noticed one significant addition to the superstar's left ring finger in a new photo she posted on Instagram: a diamond ring.  

Of course, fans on the social media platform were quick to speculate that RiRi might possibly be engaged to her rumored boyfriend, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel

However, a source tells People magazine that "the ring is not linked to an engagement." 

As previously reported, Rihanna and Hassan were allegedly spotted making out in Spain in June.

A source also told People that they were seen "canoodling all night" on Halloween in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

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Denise TruscelloJennifer Lopez is getting ready to wrap up her Las Vegas residency show, All I Have.

She's announced the final series of shows at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which are set to kick of June 13 of next year. She’ll perform 17 new dates, concluding on September 29. Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 10 at 10 a.m. PT.

“Performing All I Have in Vegas over the last few years has been an incredible and rewarding experience that I won’t soon forget,” J-Lo says in a statement. “Some of the best memories on stage from my career will forever be equated with this city. Thank you to all my fans who traveled far and wide to experience the show with me.”

Jennifer still has previously announced shows lined up for February, March, April, May and the beginning of June.

Here are the final new dates:

June 2018: 13, 15, 16
September 2018: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29

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Image Group LA/ABCSeason two of the Netflix series The Crown -- about the life of Queen Elizabeth II -- debuts today.  But if the series goes on for years and years, eventually, they'll have to get around to casting the parts of Prince Harry and is fiancee Meghan Markle.  And one of the show's stars says one of today's biggest music artists is the perfect person to embody the future princess.

Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, The Crown stars Claire Foy, who plays Elizabeth, and Matt Smith, who plays her husband Prince Phillip, were asked by a viewer who they'd like to see play Harry and Meghan on the show.

"Who's that singer?" Smith replied. "Ed Sheeran?" replied host Andy Cohen, assuming that Smith meant that Ed should play Harry.

"No, the one who goes out with Justin Timberlake...no, not Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber...young."

"Oh, Selena Gomez!" said Cohen.

"Yes, Selena Gomez!" said Smith. "You love Selena Gomez," teased Foy.  "She's playing Meghan Markle," laughed Smith.

"No, she's not!" chided Foy.  "O.K., no," Smith said sadly. "No. She's not," Foy replied firmly.

Of course, having Selena play Meghan doesn't make much sense, considering Meghan is an actress who's capable of playing herself.  Also, casting a Latina to play a biracial woman would probably raise a few eyebrows.

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Image Group LA/ABCIf Meghan Trainor is looking happier and healthier these days, it’s probably thanks to her boyfriend, Daryl Sabara.

The singer tells Entertainment Tonight that Daryl has completely overhauled her exercising and eating habits.

“He's changed my entire life. He cooks for me and taught me how to cook,” she says. “He taught me how you can feel better if you eat healthier and exercise, even mentally.

Meghan adds, “After my second [vocal] surgery, I went into this dark place and he was like, ‘You want to work out?’ and I was like, ‘No, but OK.’ But now I love it. I’m obsessed with it, and I’ve never felt better.”

As for what she does to get in shape, Meghan says she uses the Focus T25 with Shaun T workouts.

“It’s amazing. I bought the DVDs. I’m obsessed with it,” she says.

Beginning January 4, Meghan will be judging Fox’s new singing competition series, The Four: Battle for Stardom.

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Cincinnati Police DepartmentA suspect surrendered to police Thursday night in the shooting that severely injured an employee of Nick and Drew Lachey’s Cincinnati bar, police said.

The Cincinnati police confirmed on their Twitter page that 36-year-old Lavoris Hightower was in custody for the shooting of 27-year-old Ellie Richardson that occurred on Thanksgiving morning after she left her shift at Lachey’s Bar.

Friday, Hightower was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and felonious assault. His bond was set at $1 million. If convicted of all charges, he faces more than 25 years in person. His attorney told police Hightower “didn’t do it.”

Richardson, who was shot in the face, was released from the hospital Thursday. A message from Richardson was shared to her YouCaring page

“Words can't begin to describe how grateful I am for all of you!” she writes. “I truly believe that all of the positivity has helped me recover as quickly as I have. I still have a long road ahead of me, and one more surgery to go, but things have been moving along at a miraculous rate.”  

98 Degrees is hosting a Dec. 15 benefit concert for Richardson at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCFor all the haters who didn’t think Blake Shelton deserved People’s Sexiest Man Alive title, Gwen Stefani is here to defend why he did.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, Gwen confirmed she was the one who convinced her country singer beau to accept the magazine’s honor.

"I feel totally responsible because he's so not that person," she said. "He doesn't even like to do a photo shoot. You can never convince him to do it."

But Gwen did manage to convince him, and that’s when she says “chaos” and “craziness” ensued. People took to social media to criticize the magazine’s decision, but Gwen says Blake’s “sexy” factor is more than just skin deep.

"If you think about it, what defines sexy?” she says. “It really is so personal, you know what I mean? For me, it's just that big ol' heart and that sense of humor. He doesn't even take himself seriously, and he's just such an incredible person. And that's sexy to me."

Gwen and Blake currently have a duet together, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” the title track on Gwen’s holiday album. They’ll be performing it on Gwen’s NBC Christmas special, airing December 12.

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Frank OckenfelsJohn Mayer and his side band, Dead & Company, have now rescheduled the concert dates they were forced to postpone due to John's emergency appendectomy earlier this week.

The shows have now been set for February 24thin New Orleans, February 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, and February 27th in Orlando. Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new ones but if you need a refund, you can get one at the point of purchase.

Meanwhile, John seems to be enjoying his pain medication -- maybe a little too much.  Yesterday, he tweeted, "I’m a warm, pilled-out froggy, whizzing my golf cart around the internet, doffing my wool cap to everyone I pass. beep beep hellllloo electric guitars let me get a look at you."

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ABC/Phil McCartenIf you're still trying to forget the debacle that was last year's Mariah Carey New Year's Eve performance, here's something that'll help: this year's Times Square performers on ABC's Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest will be Camila Cabello and Nick Jonas.

The show, now it its 46th year, will feature Ryan Seacrest hosting and counting down to 2018 in New York City's Times Square, with help from Jenny McCarthy.  Singer Ciara will host the LA Hollywood Party portion of the telecast.  The whole thing gets underway Sunday, December 31 st 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

In addition to Nick and Camila, reunited award-winning country duo Sugarland will also perform.  More artists will be announced soon.

Camila's debut album is due out January 2018. Nick stars in the new Jumanji movie, out December 20, and is currently filming a new movie, Chaos Walking, opposite Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland.

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Jeff Neira, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV DistributionThe last time Madonna appeared on Live with Kelly was 2007, but Friday morning, the Queen of Pop made up for lost time, dropping by to give Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest an update on her life.

Dressed in a pink dress with colorful appliques, Madonna talked about her recent move to Lisbon, Portugal.  Why'd she move? 

"Soccer. I am an official soccer mom," Madonna declared. "I'm a soccer mom that moved to Lisbon. I'm a fat soccer mom."  Of course, Kelly and Ryan quickly reassured the star that she looks "amazing."

Madonna did move to Portugal so her son David could join a soccer team, but according to the star, sports isn't the only thing that interests her kids.

"My oldest daughter dances, my son Rocco paints," the proud mom of six said. "David is a soccer player but says his fallback career is being a singer/songwriter."  And Madonna says her daughter Mercy "announced to me the other day that she wants to be a designer of sportswear, loungewear...basically the next Kanye!" 

Madonna added that she's made a point of exposing her children to culture, bragging, "My kids can look at a painting and say, 'That's a Jackson Pollock, that's a Basquiat, that's an Andy Warhol,' and I am so proud of them." 

To which Kelly replied, "My kids can do that with your album covers!"

But Madonna's not perfect: she admitted that she didn't realize how much friction six kids -- including four-year-old twins -- would add to her household.

"Six kids is a lot," she said. "And there's always the jealousy factor, so then there's torturing each other, and endless fighting!"

Madonna also played Pictionary on the show, teaming with Anderson Cooper to challenge Kelly and Ryan. Of course, Madonna's team won. She's Madonna.

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Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesOn The Late Late Show Thursday night, host James Corden shared a video shot backstage as The Forum in Los Angeles, when James Corden stopped by to give Nick Spampanato, the building's general manager, a break.

James took ovr for a while and proceeded to check in on Ed Sheeran and Demi Lovato and talk with Niall Horan about his tour rider. Finally, Taylor Swift lets James replace a backup dancer at the last second.

The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights at 1:30 a.m. on CBS.

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Mert & MarcusFormer radio DJ David Mueller says he instructed his attorney to send Taylor Swift the $1 settlement he owed her after being found guilty of groping the singer.

Mueller provided ABC News a letter showing payment was sent to Taylor on November 28. In an email the onetime DJ says was sent to him from his law firm, a legal assistant tells Mueller the letter was sent “with a nice, shiny, new $1 coin!”

The former DJ said he sent a $1 Sacagawea coin, featuring the Native American woman famous for assisting the Lewis and Clark expedition, to "raise awareness" about the plight of murdered and missing native women.

"I thought it would get people to think about Native American women because I had read and researched that there was a huge problem with Native American women disappearing and dying mysteriously in unsolved murders in North America," Mueller told ABC News.

Taylor was among the "silence breakers" -- the women behind this year's #MeToo movement against sexual harassment -- chosen as TIME magazine's 2017 person of the year.

In August, a Denver jury found that Mueller grabbed the singer's backside at a 2013 meet-and-greet and awarded Swift the $1 she filed for in the civil court case.

Taylor told TIME that she had not yet received payment from the former DJ, who initially sued her, saying he had been falsely accused and lost his job because of Swift.

"To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself," Swift said.

ABC News reached out to the singer's rep to find out if she had received the $1 that Mueller said he sent, but did not receive an immediate response.

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Columbia RecordsJames Arthur's co-star in his new video "Naked" is Cressida Bonas, an actress who Prince Harry dated before he hooked up with his fiancee, Meghan Markle.  James says he didn't know Cressida's romantic history until after they shot the video, but coincidentally, he does knows Prince Harry.

"I was oblivious to all that stuff," James tells ABC Radio. "Cressida is just a phenomenal actress in her own right, and she auditioned and she smashed it. And then I was informed later on that she was Harry's ex-girlfriend."

"I mean, I've met Harry," James adds. "I've spoken to him in-depth about mental health issues and stuff, and he's an absolute soldier...I really respect him.  So I don't think there's any issues there with me and Hazza. I think we're good!"

In fact, James says he'd sing at Harry and Meghan's wedding next year, if asked. "Yeah, without a doubt!" he says. "I reckon the fee would be pretty handsome as well!"

The singer admits he's surprised at how obsessed Americans are with the British royal family and royal weddings, though.  "I am a bit taken aback by that...I didn't realize quite the extent of it," he laughs.

As for the "Naked" video itself, it's set in the late '50s/early '60s, because James says right now, he's having a love affair with the styles of the past. 

"I just find those kind of visuals more aesthetically pleasing than the modern stuff at the moment," he explains. "I didn't wanna have any modern technology, mobile phones or anything, in this video. I wanted to make it classic, 'cause I feel like the song is quite classic sounding."

While "Naked" is a one-off single, the "Say You Won't Let Go" singer promises to release a new album in 2018.

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LAVA/Republic RecordsLorde continues to top end-of-year polls with her Grammy-nominated sophomore album Melodrama.

Melodrama rules Entertainment Weekly's "Best Albums of 2017" list, and the magazine says it "documents the rushes of young love with such precision, even the most jaded among us will feel the flicker of butterfly wings in their guts as they listen." 

According to EW, the disc makes a case for Lorde as "her generation’s finest lyricist," and adds that Melodrama "reminds us what a privilege it is to feel anything as strongly and as messily as you did when you were young."

Kesha's Rainbow comes in at #14 on the list, with EW praising its "raw, powerful vocals, rowdy guitars, and ultra-gooey hooks," as well as its "themes of overcoming adversity."

Charlie XCX's album Number 1 Angel is #18 on EW's list, and the magazine praises the British singer for heading into the studio and knocking the disc out while waiting for her "official" third studio album to be released. "If this is the caliber of songs she cranks out while killing time, her next LP will be something to behold," gushes EW.

Kelly Clarkson's The Meaning of Life is #21, and EW calls it "the truest showcase of the warmth, charm, and humor that made us fall in love with her in the first place."

Other albums that made EW's "best-of" list include Kendrick Lamar's DAMN., Ctrl by SZA and JAY-Z's 4:44.

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ABC/Paula LoboLeona Lewis gave Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane the best Christmas gift ever -- by duetting with her on a new Christmas medley.

Dinah, who has been a fan of Leona’s since she was a child, posted about what the experience means to her. In a series of tweets, Dinah explains that the first ever cover she ever posted to YouTube was of her singing Leona’s song “Yesterday.”

“What a humbling experience this is for me I tell you,” she writes. “I’m so grateful for those of you who have followed me throughout my journey & to those who made this dream collab come to life!”

She adds, “This is the best Christmas gift I’ve ever received!”

Leona also tweeted a video of the collab, writing, "I'm soo excited to share this with you guys! [Dinah Jane] and I wanted to do something special for all of you this Christmas. You're the reason we get to do what we love and we put our hearts into recording this song. Merry Christmas, we love you guys."

The medley includes original verses written by Leona and Dinah, along with standards like "Silent Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

Leona and Dinah were both discovered on The X Factor, although on different seasons and in different countries.

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ASPCASia has a song on her new Christmas album called “Puppies Are Forever,” so it’s only fitting that she would use the song to help puppies find their forever homes.

The singer has teamed up with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and lends her voice to a new PSA that encourages people to adopt dogs this holiday season. She also reminds viewers that caring for a dog is a lifelong commitment.

“Puppies are forever. Not just for Christmas,” Sia says. “This holiday season, if you're considering bringing a new puppy into your home, remember that the puppy under your tree will grow into a dog and need your love and care forever. And don't forget about senior dogs, too. They're also looking for forever homes this Christmas.”

The PSA stars Maddie Ziegler, who blows bubbles and plays with a dog named Frank. Sia’s tune “Puppies Are Forever,” from her Everyday Is Christmas album, plays in the background.

The ASPCA and Sia will also be hosting a puppy cam live stream on Wednesday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The video can be viewed on Sia's YouTube channel.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesIn 2017, we enjoyed watching Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift make various TV appearances, and then we enjoyed them even more as GIFs.

GIPHY, the GIF-sharing website, has released its list of the top 25 GIFs of 2017, and both Gaga and Taylor made the list.  Taylor's arrives in at #19 with a GIF of the singer roundhouse-kicking Andy Samberg through a wall, which received 110 million views. The GIF was from Taylor's commercial for her Taylor Swift NOW channel.

The #24 GIF was Lady Gaga appearing to jump from the roof of the stadium on her way down to the stage in Houston for her Super Bowl halftime show in February. That received 47 million views.

Also of note, the #3 GIF of the year was an image of a pug waving, taken from DNCE's video for "Kissing Strangers."  It received 215 million views.

The #1 GIF of the year was "Love Gnome," a stop-motion animation of a knitted gnome knitting a heart, which then floats away. That one was viewed 340 million times.

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Atlantic RecordsIf two of the world's biggest stars team up to record a duet, it'd be sort of weird if it didn't hit #1, right?

Ed Sheeran's single "Perfect," which is now a duet featuring Beyonce, sits at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it's selling so fast that it could reach #1 next week.  If that happens, it would dethrone Post Malone's "Rockstar," which has spent eight weeks on top.

If "Perfect" does hit #1, it'd be the second song this year to do so following the addition of a high-profile guest artist.  The first one was, of course, "Despacito," which peaked at #44 in April in its original version by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.  Four weeks after Justin Bieber jumped on the remix, it topped the chart, and spent 16 weeks at #1.

This scenario is obviously what Ed had in mind when he described his plan to add Beyonce to the track. "I'm just basically gonna 'Despacito' 'Perfect,'" he previously said.

If "Perfect" does hit #1, it'll be Ed's second Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper following "Shape of You."  It'll be Beyonce's sixth as a solo artist, and her first since "Single Ladies" in 2008. 

And, according to Billboard, if "Perfect" hits #1, it'll be the first #1 of the decade credited equally to a solo male and female artist.  The last time that happened was in 2009, with Alicia Keys and JAY-Z's "Empire State of Mind."

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ABC/Phil McCartenFergie is getting candid about the “lowest point” in her life. In a new interview with U.K.'s iNews, the singer opens up about her past crystal meth addiction.

“At my lowest point, I was [suffering from] chemically induced psychosis and dementia,” Fergie says. “I was hallucinating on a daily basis. It took a year after getting off that drug for the chemicals in my brain to settle so that I stopped seeing things.”

She says the drugs made her so paranoid that she thought the CIA, FBI and a SWAT team were after her. As she depicted in her music video for “A Little Work,” Fergie says at one point she sought refuge in a church.

“They tried to kick me out, because I was moving down the aisles in this crazy way, as I thought there was an infrared camera in the church trying to check for my body,” she recalls. “I bolted past the altar into a hallway and two people were chasing me.”

She adds, “I remember thinking: ‘If I walk outside, and the SWAT team’s out there, I was right all along. But if they’re not out there, then it’s the drugs making me see things and I’m going to end up in an institution. And if it really is the drugs, I don’t want to live my life like this any more, anyway.’”

Fergie says when she walked out of the church obviously there was no SWAT team and it became a “freeing moment” for her.

“The drugs thing, it was a hell of a lot of fun…until it wasn’t,” she says. “But you know what, I thank the day it happened to me. Because that’s my strength, my faith, my hope for something better.”

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